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Tax Bills Will Decrease Due To Madison School Board Vote

Tax Bills Will Decrease Due To Madison School Board Vote

A vote by the Madison School Board means the average family will see its tax bill go down.

The board unanimously voted Monday night to keep the tax levy the same as last year, meaning that for the average Madison home, taxes will go down about $78 because of declining property values.

But some new programs will get funded as well.  The district found about $2.5 million in the last month from an unexpected federal payout and for pre-paying down debt.

The Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent said he thinks the district has been able to strike a good balance.

"We think we are able to do the balance now in another way, which is still in recognition of maintaining a tax levy with no increase, actually a slight decrease, reducing the budget which is really more of a result of state action that took place, and addressing some of the needs we have to educate our children as well," said Superintendent Dan Nerad.

Police Make Arrests In Fatal North Side Shooting

The Madison Police Department said it has arrested suspects in connection with last week's fatal shooting on the city's north side.

Madison police said Jonathan TeAndre Wilson, 20, was killed in the shooting on Oct. 20.

Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive.

Police said they arrived at a highly chaotic scene, where multiple shots had been fired. Police said they found Wilson dead at the scene and a second male victim with a superficial gunshot wound, which didn't require medical attention.

Police said they identified suspects through their investigation, and on Oct. 21, three suspects were detained.

Madison police said two suspects remain in custody and the third was interviewed and released. Police said the investigation continues.

Dreyon James, 19, of Madison, was arrested on a charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Police: Man Injured After Crash Involving Metro Bus

A bicyclist was hurt after being hit by a Madison Metro bus on the city's north side on Friday night, police said.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Northport Drive

Police said the bicyclist is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said they believed the man on the bike veered in front of the bus.

The police officer on duty said the bicyclist suffered bumps and bruises and will recover.

Police Investigate Fatal North Side Shooting

Madison police are searching for suspects and witnesses after a shooting on the city's north side on Thursday night killed one man and injured another.

The shooting had happened just after 10 p.m. on Thursday near Vera Court and in the 800 block of Troy Drive. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man who was shot to death. He was found in a vehicle that had crashed into some brush just off Troy Drive, police said.

Officers found another victim, but he only suffered a graze wound. He was treated and released at the scene.

Neighborhood resident Maria Thompson said it was a very scary evening that she hopes she'll never experience again.

"It was about five gunshots. It was really loud. I was putting my kids to sleep and I ran downstairs with my kids and just tried to hide," she said.

The shooting occurred a few steps from Thompson's home, she said.

Madison Police Respond To Shooting

Madison police responded to a shooting on Madison's north side Thursday night.

A dispatcher confirmed the incident happened in the 800 block of Vera Court.

The county's medical examiner has been requested at the scene.

Police have also requested a K-9 unit.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

Victim Killed In North Side Shooting

A 20-year-old person was killed after a shooting on the city's north side late Thursday night, according to Madison police.

Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive.

Police said the incident doesn't appear to be a random act, and an investigation continues.

Police have asked anyone that knows anything about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

Suspect Arrested In Connection With North Side Shooting

A 23-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a shooting on the city's north side on Monday.

Rakiv R. Redman, 23, was arrested at a Stoughton-area motel after Madison police tracked him and a 17-year-old girl there. Madison police, working with Stoughton police, arrested him.

Detectives said that they believe Redman fired a handgun at the 23-year-old victim following a failed drug deal. The shooting happened at 2 p.m. in the 3700 block of Karstens Drive. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, police said.

Redman has been tentatively been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.